17th April 2016: Progress Began sewing this last weekend. The Haori has a definite shape now and mostly just needs some more fitting and hemming, the collar adding and the triangles on the sleeves put on! The shorts I'd bought for Heisuke were a little too long when paired with the leg warmers so I shortened those and did a little refitting on the leg warmers to make them fit snugger - I've actually stolen these off an older costume which got retired and they're luckily perfect for what I need them for. And as an added plus, they hold my sandals on better so I run no risk of losing them!
Did intend to start making a mockup of the tops today but motivation ran out. The wigs (yes, plural - I picked two slightly different style ones to see which will suit me better as I wasn't sure one would) are in the country as well, caught at Parcelforce but should be arriving any day now! Swords will hopefully be ordered from Taobao sometime soon as I don't feel confident in making these. Likely won't make much progress over the next two weeks due to being busy at the weekends but May is hopefully going to be the month I get this complete!